The moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out. – James Baldwin
“He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.” (Luke 11:23)
How much margin do you have in your life to cultivate the gift of relationships?
What can you do to increase that margin?
The Culpeper United Methodist Church hosted a candlelight prayer vigil yesterday evening to pray for Butch Mill’s healing. As mentioned in my 9-11 devotional, Butch was involved in a near fatal accident on August 30 when the ground collapsed all around him while he was working on a sewer line in Culpeper.
About 300-400 people showed up for the prayer vigil. The venue had changed from Comet Stadium to the gymnasium at Floyd T. Binns Middle School. There were several special parts to the vigil, including the songs, scripture readings, prayers, and words of encouragement. Carter Mills, Butch’s son, thanked people for coming to pray for his dad.
For me, the most touching part was Gary Harding’s personal testimony of the kind of friend and person Butch Mills is. Gary has been a friend of Butch for 15 years and their children have grown up together. Gary summed Butch up by saying that some people see a glass as half full, while others see it as half empty. No matter who you are, Butch is someone who would just fill your glass.
Our chief prayer focus was on Butch’s breathing. He has been on a ventilator ever since his accident two weeks ago and has had trouble with a pneumonia. Today, Virginia Morton forwarded an email from Linda Fors stating, “The respiratory therapist has stated there has been a “vast” improvement with Butch from yesterday till today! Praise God! God’s Holy Word says, “Where there are two or three gathered in my name to pray, there am I in the midst of them.”
Heavenly Father, we thank You yesterday’s prayer vigil and for bringing many people from different walks of life together to pray in unity for this Christian hero in our community. We thank You for the answer to prayer with Butch’s rapid improvement in his respiratory condition. We continue to pray for complete and miraculous healing of Butch. In Jesus’ name, the supreme Physician, we pray. Amen.
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Photos From Candlelight Prayer Vigil
Blessings to Butch and his family to see God’s miraculous healing power!
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